Editorial Vid was a Mexican comics company that took over many of the licenses from Editorial Novaro in 1985 or 1986. (The first volume of El Pajaro Loco started in 1986.)
Grupo Editorial Vid started in 1956 as Editorial Argumentos (EDAR), a name that lasted until 1979; from that point on, it was known as Vid. Its founders were Yolanda Vargas Dulché, a renowned soap opera scriptwriter, and her husband, Guillermo de la Parra. Initially, the publishing house made a name for itself with titles like Lágrimas, Risas y Amor, a series of romance comics based on many storylines authored by Vargas Dulché. In addition, Vid published comics like Memín Pinguín, a story based on the travails of an Afro-Mexican boy, a curiosity in a country lacking evidence of African descent in its past. Memín’s popularity, based on the character’s whimsical appeal, nurtured initial years of prosperity, eventually achieving the status of national icon. In due time, the founders ceded control of the company to their son Manelick de la Parra Vargas.
In 1985, Editorial Novaro, a local competitor with licenses for Western Publishing titles and DC Comics, went bankrupt. Vid recognized an opportunity and took over the rights, organizing MECyF (Modelismo Estético, Ciencia Ficción y Fantasía), the first modern comics convention in the country, held between 1995 and 1998.
Happy times came to an end in 2005, when Televisa, the largest Spanish language media conglomerate in the world, took away the rights for Marvel. By 2009, Vid closed most of its stores. In 2011, it lost the rights to Marvel and ceased distribution of manga, focusing instead on traditional Mexican titles. By 2012, it was out of business. A former CEO, Miguel Ángel Lara del Valle, took over most of its interests—even some stores—and successfully launched Editorial Kamite, with an extensive catalogue of comics by Boom! and Image.
Tom and Jerry Comics (Editorial Vid)
- Tom Y Jerry vol 1 - ? (1988?-1996?)
- Tom Y Jerry vol 2 - 1-327 (1996-2008)
- Los Pequenos Tom Y Jerry vol 1 - 1-? (1991?-1996?)
- Los Pequenos Tom Y Jerry vol 2 - 1-323 (1997-2008)
|Tom Y Jerry vol. 1|
|Tom Y Jerry vol. 1 Specials|
|Tom Y Jerry vol. 2|
|Los Pequenos Tom Y Jerry vol. 1|
|Los Pequenos Tom Y Jerry vol. 2|
|1988 Olympic Trading Cards|